The young woman named in the ongoing cross border drug trafficking case has been charged by the Office of the Attorney General. Sonia Toribiong, who was named in the case of ROP vs. Pamela Wasisang, as the person who gave money to Ms. Wasisang to bring drugs from United States to Palau, is charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance.
The charging document alleged that Sonia Toribiong provided Pamela Wasisang with money and connections in Palau and in the United States so that Ms.Wasisang can buy 60 grams of methamphetamine during her trip to US and bring back to Palau for Ms. Toribiong.
On December 6, 2019, Ms. Pamela Wasisang returning from her trip to United States was observed as the last person to deplane, leaving from the plane lavatory. Customs Officer clearing the plane immediately checked the lavatory and found an item with duct tape attached to the trash bin. The item was retrieved, opened and tested. The item contained 62.5 gram of methamphetamine.
In her interview later with the NEA agents, Ms. Wasisang said that that her airline ticket was paid by Ms. Toribiong for her to bring back drugs from Ms. Toribiong’s ex-boyfriend Davis David in Oregon. She said she was also promised $10,000 dollars and a car if she brings back the drugs.
Ms. Toribiong is charged based on the report made by Ms. Wasisang.
Trafficking Controlled Substance carry a jail sentence of not less than 25 years if convicted and a fine of not less than $50,000. (By: L.N. Reklai)

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